December 13, 2013

A Christmas Filled with Meaning and Mousse.

Here's the link to my recipe - December issue in the paper - it's delicious.
White Chocolate Mousse & Rum 'n Raisin Mousse

I probably won't blog again before Christmas. Like everyone, not enough done, lots to do, time is short.

So if you flit by, I'd like to wish you a - not a 'merry' christmas really - but a thoughtful one, with loads of appreciation and gratitude for the people you love and who love you.

A Christmas with laughs and memories, of people both present and passed. And pets too. We always bring up our long ago gone to doggy heaven "Rosie".

We all have 'heirloom' decorations that each of us has to put on the tree ourselves. I put up a cross for my Dad and a 'wreath' decoration for all the pets we've had. I'm so glad I started that tradition - it makes everyone feel connected.

I made a Christmas Day Menu for my lot and emailing it to them has left a smile on my face. I hadn't done that before - I hope it gets their juices flowing and makes them look forward to Christmas even more. And makes them gasp at all their mother does!! Truth is, I do more than is even listed and pictured too - but I love it and I don't get into a tizz with the pressure of it all. Wish I could say that's always been the case, but, sadly - it has got to me a few times. Happy to report, those days are over!!

And yes, mousse is on the menu!

I hope you have a meaningful Christmas.
Mariana x


  1. Mariana, I'd like to say how much I have enjoyed 'meeting' you this year and your thoughtful gesture that warmed my heart a few months ago now that has brought us into each others blog world. It sounds like you will have a wonderful, appreciative day, and I hope a wonderful 2014.
    Warmest of regards, Jan xxx

    1. Awww - what a touching message to find here on my little ole blog - thanx Jan. Likewise dear lady, likewise. Mariana x

  2. Merry Christmas and Best Wishes for a Happy New Year!
    Bring you Good wishes of happiness.

    Sorry for greeting you earlier,, just don't want miss saying this.
    By the way, I'm Clotee. It's my first time visiting your blog. I am blogger too, and now try my best luck to open an e-store. Nice to know you.


  3. More more more please. I have just found your blog and LOVE it!